1. Welcome to Air Force One


You are about to embark on a special journey — one very few people will ever experience: a personal tour aboard the legendary aircraft in front of you; the airplane of the American President.

Welcome to the Air Force One Experience.

I’m Chief Master Sergeant Howie Franklin, United States Air Force. I spent 18 years as chief flight attendant on Air Force One, personally serving five Presidents - Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and President Clinton. And I can tell you without a doubt, serving our country aboard Air Force One - it’s been one of the greatest honors of my life.

But today, you’re the President - and I’ll be taking you on board. We’ll go behind the scenes, where even the press doesn’t get to go. And sure, I’ll tell you a few stories along the way. (laugh)

So for the next hour, listen to my voice; follow my directions. Look for the Audio Tour signs as we go along — and I promise you… this will be an experience you won’t forget.

As we take this journey, please note - no food or drink is permitted inside or around the exterior of the plane.

Walk forward now, and look for Audio Tour Sign #2.